Broccoli & stilton soup

Broccoli & Stilton soup

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(106 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A smooth blended vegetable soup with blue cheese that's as good for a comforting meal as it is for a dinner party starter

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal340
  • fat21g
  • saturates9.6g
  • carbs13.8g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre6.9g
  • protein24.3g
  • salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 stick celery, sliced
    Celery

    Celery

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    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 1 leek, sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

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    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 1 medium potato, diced
    Potato

    Potato

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    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 knob butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1l low salt or homemade chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 head broccoli, roughly chopped
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

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    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 140g Stilton, or other blue cheese, crumbled
    Stilton

    Stilton

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    A true glory of British cheese-making that has much controversy about its origins, how it's…

Method

  1. Heat the rapeseed oil in a large saucepan and then add the onions. Cook on a medium heat until soft. Add a splash of water if the onions start to catch.

  2. Add the celery, leek, potato and a knob of butter. Stir until melted, then cover with a lid. Allow to sweat for 5 minutes. Remove the lid.

  3. Pour in the stock and add any chunky bits of broccoli stalk. Cook for 10 – 15 minutes until all the vegetables are soft.

  4. Add the rest of the broccoli and cook for a further 5 minutes. Carefully transfer to a blender and blitz until smooth. Stir in the stilton, allowing a few lumps to remain. Season with black pepper and serve.

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Lulu6
7th Sep, 2014
I just made this soup exactly to the recipe and I'm very baffled now by the negative reviews and comments. I'm definitely a 'foody' and this soup was wonderful! Because of the comment about using less stock, I added it gradually and ended up with the whole 1L. I also added the cheese in 1/4's because I was afraid it would be too much. It was perfect - not too salty (I've tried other blue cheese soup recipes that were barely edible) and you can taste both the brocalli and the blue cheese flavours. How could it be 'bland'?? It has to be people using low quality ingredients. I mean, it's essentially a lovely vegetable soup, whizzed up with blue cheese! YUM!! Are people adding the chopped green stalk of the broccoli? Maybe that's why some people said their soup wasn't green. Or maybe they are used to the food colouring from canned soup. So don't let the reviews worry you - make it exactly to recipe and it's beautiful.
christinewylde
9th Oct, 2014
5.05
I totally agree with these comments. I followed the recipe, adding a bit more Stilton than stated and it was delicious.
Kamillanlarsen
2nd Aug, 2014
Lovely, tasty soup. Good both with and without the blue cheese. Will make again.
casafood74
25th Apr, 2014
3.8
Pretty nice. I had an amazing one recently that was MUCH greener and someone suggested that spinach might have been added so will try that next time. Didn't have a leek and didn't add all of the stok as I like a thick soup but other than that followed the recipe.
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marmiteetponpon
10th Apr, 2014
check this super easy broccoli soupe recipe... 20 minutes preparation and delicious outcome at marmite et ponpon http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/04/03/20-mns-broccoli-soup-super-easy-suitable-for-toddlers/
dorothyd
1st Apr, 2014
Served this soup at a dinner party. It was well received, but I have another recipe for Stilton soup which is much better, so I will not be using the above recipe again.
siobhan cooke
7th Oct, 2014
Would like to know what that is.
snicka
1st Feb, 2014
5.05
This is easy and delicious even the children come back again and again for more helpings, I've never put leeks in it but it doesn't matter at all.
cards2treasure
27th Jan, 2014
Made this soup today and it was the best I have ever tasted,not keen on blue Stilton so used white Stilton ,used two medium potatoes and used most of the broccoli just discarded the big stalk,I used two of the knorr gel vegetable stock pots as think they are best stock around,also didn't use rapeseed oil as didn't have any so exchanged this for olive oil,I did save a few small pieces of cheese and broccoli to just sprinkle on the top .just so tasty ,have just purchased a bread maker so had it fresh crusty bread ,what more can you ask for 10/10
daphned
16th Jan, 2014
This is quite simply the best soup I have made. I used up all of the leftover Stilton, I added some cauliflower stalks as an extra. I made up 14 servings. I have frozen it in batches and it has come out just as tasty.

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